2014 EventsCrown Group One Race Night
Thursday May 8th
Featuring: 3 group 1 races, on track bookmakers, "Frank The Wogs Food Festival".
Betting opens at 5.15pm for players who would like to place a bet before training. Race One kicks off at 6.15pm with the "BMW Norwood Derby". Discount Crown Lagers a Specialty! All fields, complete with the race guide, will be available 10 days prior on website so players can place bets prior to training
RACE 1 “BMW NORWOOD DERBY’
Horse No 1 - Hilly - Seasoned performer over the last three campaigns. Has had a good lead up to the carnival. The distance is not a problem for the stayer. News from the stable is the big fellas rear end looks like Black Caviars and will have the power to motor down the straight. Heavy track could see him stick and slow a little, the field will need to run around him in order to lead him to the post
Dr Turf's prediction - Short Odds cant go past him if he leads into the final turn
Horse No 2 - Brenter - Consistent last starts, slimmed down over the summer spell. Will cover the distance and will hope for a slow first half. The blue ribbon thoroughbred will turn on his left and change step at the turn. Will he have enough petrol in the tank for a final dash?
Dr Turf's prediction - Good place bet
Horse No 3 - Jet Jordan - Purple patch of form at the moment, question mark over his Hewish Road pedigree and ability to go the distance. Clear winner in last month’s Visy Park Classic.
Dr Turf's prediction - Has the ability to lead from start to finish. Put it on the nose
Horse No 4 - Knighter - Sent to stud last summer and should have stayed in the pasture, veteran trainer Trav Forbes has the “The Champ” in tip top shape after roping him to the back of his training bike in some unorthodox training methods. Old habits die hard with horse and trainer still hydrating with liquid hops and barley mixtures after training. Forbes pleaded with the Racing Club to give him one last run and lead the new stable over the first 200. Never underestimate the old “Champ” to pace a few of the youngsters and keep them honest.
Grandfather Turf's prediction - Save your Money.
Horse No 5 - Matt De Bater - Another Hewish Road horse that has spent time at the big show. Ran well in the MCG Classics and the Bomber Handicap Races in recent years. Stable conduct came into question by the stewards after returning pure orange juice samples in his post-race urine testing. The pedigree Red Nut gelding is a sprinter and will need to jump hard to get past Hillys rear end to impact the field.
Dr Turf's prediction - Bomber background suggests if he is on the “JOBE” program he will peptide himself past the post 10 lengths in front of “UnBackable” and clear favourite.
Horse No 6 - Spike - Scottish Street Fighter who has had a late start to carnival preparation. Youngest horse in the race but loves a fight and carries out instruction to a tee. With jockey “O’twine” on his back, Spike will mix it with the big boys and if they get on the rails at the final turn are capable of anything. Hilly could expect an arse whipping. Expect the “The Champ” to receive no favours in the clinches, if caught out wide Spike has been known to visit his grandma in the stands with his wayward delivery and execution.
Dr Turf's prediction - If ever there is going to be an upset, Spike and O’twine can do it. Youth will be the winner.